Contrary to popular wisdom, launching at a tech conference may be a bad idea unless you can leverage organic interactions at the event.
What’s common between social media, the sharing economy and the internet of things? This post helps create a lens for the future.
Join 20,000+ subscribers getting exclusive
content, early access to new research and frameworks, and more.
How to grow like Instagram, WhatsApp, PayPal and YouTube. The common pattern behind all large growth stories.
The one metric that tells you how well your platform is performing.
The one thing your platform needs to get right to drive adoption and engagement.
The mechanics of platform businesses is often lost in our quest for features and functionality. This post explores the underlying mechanics.
The counterintuitive rules of value creation in a world of network effects and open ecosystems.
How today’s tech companies create large value in quick time using platform mechanics.
What’s special about networked businesses and why do some internet businesses grow so rapidly?
“An authoritative guide to the role of online platforms: what they are, how they work, and what they mean for business and economics.”
— Hal Varian, Chief Economist of Google
“A compelling framework for building platforms, networks and marketplaces. Essential reading for every entrepreneur and innovator.”
— Jon Oringer, CEO, Shuttershock
The annual roundup of the best articles for the year.
An interview detailing the common patterns in platform disruption.
The future of work may favor the portfolio over the problem-solver.
Online marketplaces can monetize only if they own the transaction. This post explores how.
The definitive starting point for understanding why platforms are eating the world.
A framework to understand online community moderation across editorial, algorithmic and social mechanisms.
An overview of platform disruption.